Lt. Elmer J. McMahon

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Welcome to Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School!

Vision Statement

The vision of the Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School is to foster critical thinking, effective communication orally and in writing and qualities of character and citizenship, in a respectful environment, supporting students in acquiring the self-awareness and self-management skills needed to achieve at high levels academically and in life.

Mission Statement

Through challenging academics, positive character development and high expectations for all, McMahon School educates every Pre-K through Grade-8 scholar for success in high school, college, and career.

Core Values

R – Respect
E – Excellence
A – Academic Achievement
C – Commitment and Determination
H – High Expectations

Instructional Programs

Instructional Focus – “We Write Right”
Math in Focus (Grades K-8)
Fundations (Grades K-2)
Expeditionary Learning (Grades 3-8)
NGSS Science Standards using Stemscopes (Grades K-8)
ESL (Reach – Grades K-5 / Inside – Grades 6-8)
Specials Classes (Physical Education, Music, Art and STEM/Computer)
School-Wide Positive Character Building Initiative
Social Skills Curriculum

Enrichment Activities

Attendance Initiatives
Student of the Week
Middle School “Cheetahs” Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball Teams



Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Principal

75 Kane Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2062/63
Fax: (413) 534-2290 

M. Kate Ritchie, Assistant Principal


Grades Kindergarten-8
Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:45 PM

10 months
Half-day AM, 7:40 AM-10:30 AM and
Half-day PM, 11:55 AM-2:45 PM

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McMahon Art Showcase

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